Lexia has announced Lexia Reading version 8.0, a technology-based reading curriculum that is designed to predict student performance on year-end, grade-level assessments and offers prescriptive recommendations for the intensity of instruction needed to improve each student's performance. Lexia Reading's system of differentiated practice, embedded assessment and targeted instruction is the industry's first integrated curriculum tool to offer norm-referenced, predictive performance measures without administering a test. The scalable, research-proven software advances reading skills development for all students in pre-K through grade 4, and helps intensify and accelerate learning for at-risk students in grades 4-12, according to the announcement.
As students work independently on Lexia Reading's systematic, structured skills development activities, the software records each response and adjusts each student's experience on the program according to his or her demonstrated skill level. This embedded assessment, known as Lexia's Assessment Without Testing technology, provides real-time data on students' specific skill gaps, as well as norm-referenced predictions of each student's percent chance of reaching the end-of-year benchmark. The program then identifies and prioritizes students for small group or individual instruction, providing educators with targeted instructional strategies and structured lesson plans to help each student improve performance on grade-level assessments.
Lexia Reading version 8 also features the launch of a new iPhone app, which will allow administrators and teachers to view student performance data on their iPhone. With the power of a norm-referenced database in their pocket, educators will have point-of-use access to key data to inform instruction, increase intensity and improve student performance.
In addition, Lexia Reading includes seven new "Lexia Lessons" for use on Interactive Whiteboards. Available on both the SMART and Promethean platforms, these integrated, structured lesson plans for educators focus on seven of the most difficult foundational reading skills, and complement the more than 75 paper-based lessons in the program which support all of the major skill development areas.
Source: Lexia Learning, www.lexialearning.com